Bridgend Astronomical Society Observation Special! The Transit of Mercury

Bridgend Astronomical Society Observation Special! The Transit of Mercury

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:15pm to 16:00pm

Bridgend and District Model Engineering Society
Trondu, Port Talbot, CF32 0EH

Join the enthusiastic astronomers from Bridgend Astronomical Society for this open observation special to witness one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena! The transit of Mercury happens just 13 times each century! If you miss this you will have to wait until 2032 for the next transit. The transit starts at 12:35 and continues right through to sunset. Feel free to bring along your own equipment as long as it is safe for solar viewing. Otherwise suitable equipment will be available to use. This is a free event but please feel free to make any donations on the day – all donations are greatly received and will be put to good society use including upkeep and maintenance of our site and equipment.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/11/2019


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Bridgend Astronomical Society

Bridgend Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Bridgend Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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